Summary: To posess the promises of God you will have to put complete confidence in God for deliverance not matter what enemy appears to be in front of you.
Breakthrough 4: Taking Risks on the Front Line
1. Confession of Faith
2. Review (build enthusiasm for each):
A. Ownership -vs- Possession
B. God loved you so much He sent Jesus so that you might have
C. Turn to God and not away from God - we’ve
all fallen short of the glory of God.
1 John 1:9 - confess He’s faithful to forgive
Today is the 4th week and there is one very important statement that I want you to remember:
Don’t Give Up!
>I won’t give up!
>The walls are coming down!
>My victory is on the way!
Question: Does the have the power to keep you from getting your victory?
(Answer will be no!)
Are you sure?
Let me give you something to think about for just a minute:
If the has no power - why are their areas that you need a breakthrough? (think about that for a minute)
About 6-7 years ago God started revealing the Power and Authority of His Word to me.
And in the process of His revealing it to me I could see where had no power over me - and that I could walk in everything that had been provided.
That’s a powerful revelation.
There’s also a difference between “knowing” it and believing it. (I believed it).
I also know that John 10:10 tells me that, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy...”
He only comes - his only purpose in coming is to kill, steal and destroy.
If he could not kill, steal or destroy he wouldn’t bother coming to you because that is his only purpose in coming.
I also know that 1 Pet 5:8 tells me that I am to be aware, “because [my] adversary the , ...walketh about, seeking whom he may devour”
He’s looking for someone he can devour - kill, steal, or destroy
Don’t tell me that has no power because there are areas in my life he has killed, stolen from and destroyed.
I can walk into any church in American and I get a 100% response from people who have areas they need a breakthrough in.
The very fact that you and I have areas we need breakthrough - is because the , as a roaring lion, saw an area in our lives he could devour and he came and stole, destroyed or killed something in our lives.
Let me show you something real quick:
18 To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of unto God, (KJV)
Are we in “Acts” after the resurrection of Jesus?
That word “power” in referring to what possesses is the same translated word “power” found in:
6 But that ye may know that the Son of man hath power on earth to forgive sins...
It is the same word "power" used in:
8 But when the multitudes saw it, they marvelled, and glorified God, which had given such power unto men.
It is the same word power used in:
1 Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God...
The translated word is “exousia (ex-oo-see’-ah);” and part of it’s meaning is, “force or capacity - power or strength”
Let’s review for a moment the Israelites where God has so deeply impressed upon me for this breakthrough that we are after.
>Before the Israelites possessed any of the promises - was there a resistance or enemy?
Yes, there was an occupying force in every land that was promised to them.
>Did that enemy have any power?
Yes - for however long they had lived in that land they were able to keep it and protect their borders.
They each had an army that was equipped for battle.
>Did that enemy pose a threat to the Israelites?
Maybe No, God gave them the victory before they ever went into battle -
23 But the LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed.
24 And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their name from under heaven: there shall no man be able to stand before thee, until thou have destroyed them. (KJV)
This is very important - follow me because I want you to get this. It is critical to your success in this breakthrough and your being able to live in breakthrough.
(first time read straight through w/o inserts)
19 And what is the exceeding greatness of his power to us-ward who believe, according to the working of his mighty power,
20 Which he wrought in Christ, when he raised him from the , and set him at his own right hand in the heavenly places,